The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is $2-milion closer to realizing its goal of a new art gallery thanks to a pledge by the Audain Foundation, headed by the chairman of the Polygon Homes real-estate development empire, Michael Audain.
The $24-million redevelopment of the art gallery's Moss Street facility is contingent on $14-million in funding from the federal and provincial governments. The federal government has already earmarked $7-million towards the projects, however, the monies are tied a matching commitment from the province.
Municipal approvals for the project were received in 2015 following a lenthy planning and design process. Pending a successful fundraising campaign, construction of the new gallery could get underway by 2018. C
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